Southern Coring & Cutting Services

Written By: Frontline Machinery
Date: February 27, 2018

After forty years of concrete cutting and demolition, Southern Coring & Cutting Services (SCCS) decided to start recycling concrete. As they searched for the equipment that would become the backbone for their new company, the owners, brothers Craig and Clint Fiessel, came across Frontline Machinery. After seeing our machinery in action, they decided it was the right fit to supply flexible turnkey concrete recycling solutions for a ready market.

The Client

SCCS has been an impressive force in Saskatchewan’s concrete cutting industry for the past forty years. They specialize in cutting, demolishing, and coring concrete and have a long list of residential and commercial clients. With so much experience in concrete it was natural to take the next step and start recycling it. About five years before meeting Frontline, Craig and Clint Fiessel started looking into buying concrete crushing and recycling equipment to start a subsidiary. This company would not only recycle the waste from their own cutting and demolition, but also allow them to take on larger concrete and asphalt recycling projects. This subsidiary would become Rock Crusher Recycling

The Challenge

To get Rock Crusher Recycling up and running, the Fiessels needed excellent machinery that would be transportable, productive, and attract experienced concrete recycling professionals. This proved to be harder than they thought. Craig and Clint searched North America for five years—going as far as Orlando—to find the right machinery. But either the machinery didn’t fit their requirements or the distributors didn’t provide the support they needed. While searching for an impact crusher online, they found Frontline Machinery and discovered we had the types of machines they were looking for. They decided to give us a call.

The Process

Frontline worked with SCCS to ensure they were getting exactly the machine they needed to launch their new business. We thoroughly described our equipment options and asked about their timeline, budget, annual production needs, and desired end product.

Without the right equipment, Rock Crusher Recycling wouldn’t be able to launch successfully. The Fiessels needed an impact crusher that had an impressive production rate and could efficiently deploy and navigate a job site. The ideal machine for their specifications was the Keestrack R3 Impact Crusher, but before they purchased it we wanted them to see it in action.

A few SCCS representatives came to our head office and toured the facility, met the staff, and—most importantly—saw the Keestrack R3 work its magic. We demonstrated how the machine worked, reviewed its key features, and discussed how this machine was versatile enough to handle a variety of materials such as concrete, rebar and asphalt. The visit was also an opportunity to build the relationship between SCCS and Frontline. As Clint recalls, “The staff and everyone that we met was professionala good team to work with.”

After viewing the equipment and meeting the team, Craig and Clint decided the Keestrack R3 Impact Crusher would be the cornerstone machine for Rock Crusher Recycling.

The Result

The Fiessels launched Rock Crusher Recycling with the Keestrack R3 Impact Crusher. This machine not only achieved their production goals, but it also attracted accomplished concrete recyclers. Staff with twenty to thirty years of concrete and asphalt recycling experience were impressed with how easy the Keestrack R3 was to work with. Clint describes the experience, “When you have nice equipment to work with, you work past the dirt and the mud and you can get a little excited.” Because as everyone who works with machinery knows, a good machine can make all the difference.

Frontline’s involvement didn’t stop after the bill was paid and the Keestrack R3 was shipped. Clint explains, “The Frontline team is always coming up with different opportunities for us.” After working with SCCS, we seized the opportunity to solidify our presence in Canada’s prairies. Bobby Corbin represents Frontline Machinery in Regina and works across Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba. In Regina, Bobby assists companies like Rock Crusher Recycling by providing parts, answering service questions, advising on additional equipment rentals or purchases, and facilitating business referrals.

As Bobby recounts, “I have been privileged to help SCCS really grow in their market. We have an incredible distribution network and are able to quickly and efficiently get the parts to our clients, wherever they might be.”